Vee 2 maintenance schedule stays the same - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL1000A - 2014-2016 DL1000A - 2014-2016 (L4-L6)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mtl
Posts: 64
Vee 2 maintenance schedule stays the same (edit: for canadian market at least)

I tought it would be better with the "new" engine, but it seems like the maintenance schedule of the new vee is the same as it was before (every 6000km or 4000 miles). EDIT: THIS INFO IS FOR THE CANADIAN MARKET.

Last edited by Thomasttom; 01-28-2014 at 08:59 PM.
Thomasttom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 06:00 PM
Super Moderator
 
Big B's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,647
Garage
Hard to improve on what is already very good. Oil and filter changes, and occasionally checking the valves, pretty darn good IMHO.

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”




Big B is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Posts: 93
The cams on the new engine lift out - makes changing valve shims a snap. Thank you, Suzuki. Much less cost to have it done.
Hellcat is offline  
 
post #4 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
cpd419's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ky
Posts: 717
Garage
After owning my first and last Harley, I will never complain about any maintenance on my suzuki again. You better have deep pockets to properly maintain a Harley. My pockets are not that deep unfortunately.
cpd419 is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 01-24-2014, 08:20 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 865
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big B View Post
Hard to improve on what is already very good. Oil and filter changes, and occasionally checking the valves, pretty darn good IMHO.
When even the 90's oilhead BM's "managed" 6000 miles / 1 year between oil changes and recently KTM / Triumph, and probably others "manage" to get 10 000 miles between oil changes. So what's Suzuki doing different to the others? Granted the GSSXXRRRRR9999 owner might only do a few thousand miles per year on race tracks and the need to pay the chiropractor bills, but surely an "adventure" bike should be able to get from one side of Europe / USA and back and not need a service in between?
Oop North John is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 01-24-2014, 08:30 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Duanesburg, New York
Posts: 240
Oil changes....

The new oil products are so good, along with manufacturing of the engines...I doubt that changing the oil, every 3000 miles, is necessary. I would think one should be able to go 5000 miles or so between changes.
Obviously, if you are riding "in the dirt" more frequent changes would be prudent.

Mr. Pete----->
aging hippie
mrpete64 is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 01-24-2014, 08:38 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Strange Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canberra-ish, Australia
Posts: 924
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellcat View Post
The cams on the new engine lift out - makes changing valve shims a snap. Thank you, Suzuki. Much less cost to have it done.
That's no different to the current Vee, is it ?

[URL=http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/suzuki/dl650_v-strom/2011/strangedog/493573][IMG]http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-us/493573.png[/IMG][/URL]
[URL=http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/suzuki/dl650_v-strom/2006/strangedog/401455][IMG]http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-us/401455.png[/IMG][/URL]
Strange Dog is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 01-24-2014, 09:32 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Close to you
Posts: 639
Stuff that! Fully synthetic and filter change every 6000 miles! Not like it's running at 11000 rpm just to keep speed.
dogdaze is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 01-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 865
Instead of rumours lets look at an offical Suzuki announcement:

V-Strom Availability And Service Intervals Announced | Suzuki Bulletin
Oop North John is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 01-24-2014, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mtl
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oop North John View Post
Instead of rumours lets look at an offical Suzuki announcement:

V-Strom Availability And Service Intervals Announced | Suzuki Bulletin

It was not a rumor. I got the info from 2 different dealers. One even sent me a copy of the maintenance schedule?!
Thomasttom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome